At the first stage, from Israel can be exported via Turkey 10 billion cubic meters of natural gas, if the agreement will be signed, reported the Turkish newspaper Today’s Zaman.
According to this, negotiations on the construction of a pipeline from the Israeli field «Leviathan» in the Turkish port of Mersin did not stop even during a period of acute political crisis in relations between Israel and Turkey. Now, when there was hope for normalization of relations, the Turkish side hoped to sign the contracts on transit of Israeli gas.
It further States that the restoration of relations with Israel will contribute to the diversification of energy sources for Turkey is currently heavily dependent on Russian supplies.
As reported yesterday, the agreement on normalization provides for the following: the return of the two States ambassadors, cancel any claims against officers and soldiers of the IDF, the Israeli compensation Fund for those affected in the clash on Board the Mavi Marmara in the amount of 20 million dollars, the willingness of Turkey to counter any terrorist activity on its territory, the ban on entry to Turkey Salah Aruri, a known Hamas activist who according to some reports, was the initiator of the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers in gush Etwine in the summer of 2014, Turkey’s agreement to lay the pipeline through its territory and the immediate start of talks to sell Israeli gas to Turkey.